Saturday, November 9, 2013

Over 7000 Nigerians Studying In American Universities – US Consul

Consul-General of the U.S. in Nigeria, Mr Jefferey Hawkins, has said
at least 7,000 Nigerians were studying in various American
Hawkins who said this when he visited Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun
State, also commended him for making education a priority.
"We are in Osun to see and feel the culture and tourism of the state,
as well as to understand the heritage, belief system and culture of
the people of the South-West.
"We appreciate the beautiful scenery and ambience of the Osun Grove,
and we hope to repeat this (visit) yearly," Hawkins said.
He lauded Aregbesola for his reforms in education, observing that with
what was on ground in the state, the governor was a lover of
Hawkins, who said more than 7,000 Nigerian students were in different
American universities, said the figure was one of the highest from the
African continent.
"This figure is higher than that of any country on the African
continent. This shows how governments in this country take education
very serious," he added.
Aregbesola, in his response said his administration would continue to
give education the priority it deserves, adding that he had learnt so
much from the U.S. example.

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